For Dr. Martens 50th anniversary, ten contemporary bands and ten film directors have been enlisted to create a collection of music and videos that reflect the broad range of groups that have adopted and customized Dr. Martens footwear over the last 50 years.
Upcoming tracks to be released in the series include The Pogues track 'Dirty Old Town,' covered by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with a video by Matt Dilmore; Buraka Som Sistema covering 'Buffalo Stance' (originally by Neneh Cherry) with accompanying video by Anthony Burrill; N.A.S.A.'s cover of Max Romeo track 'Chase The Devil,' which will have an animated video directed by Don Letts.
The Dr. Martens 50th Anniversary will also feature a limited edition collection of the 1460 boots and 1461 shoes in original Dr. Martens colors, cherry red and black. However, the birthday twist lies in the pebbled leather upper, which gives the classic look a textured and matte finish.